before i'll be walking along this touristy boulevard, fondling fabric and soaking up the local ambience. got my 'take it' list made and keeping phoebe in fine stitching form. i am not wishing my life or my summer away, just a tad excited for this well-deserved quilty vacation. this is what i had hoped for in my post-mothering days, it just got delayed a bit due to my own life circumstances. though sometimes i get a bit wistful seeing happy couples, i am quite content and happy as a single these past nearly 30 years. it's the way my life should be.